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comments on tax policy, senator chuck schumer talked about taxes. he spoke and answered questions at the national press club for about an hour. >> good morning. we're starting right on time today. i want to thank you for coming. i want to thank those who are joining us on c-span. on behalf of the national press club we're honored to have with us the senior senator from new york charles schumer. the senator will address the topic of tax reform. i just want to say i think this is an appropriate topic following a columbus day weekend. in club bus' time the prevailing weekend that there were dragons right over the horizon and most people thought the world was flat and anyone setting nauf a journey would go off the cliff. columbus thought he could find a new route. and today we're going to be exploring new tax reform and how to avoid a fiscal cliff. the senator will speak for about 20 to 25 minutes and then we will open up to questions. senator? >> ok. thank you, jamie for that very timely introduction. i want to thank the national press club. here's what i said yesterday at the new yo
went out and rescue general motors. we went ahead and made sure we cut taxes. in addition to that, when that occurred, what did rodney do? -- what did mitt romney do? let detroit go bankrupt. for a guy who says a 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility. my friend recently gave a speech to washington state, a 30% of the american people are takers. these people are my mom and dad. they are elderly people who are living off social security. there are veterans and people fighting in afghanistan right now who are "not paying any taxes." it's about time they take some responsibility. instead of signing pledges, they should be signing a pledge saying to the middle class, we will level the playing field. we will give you a fair shot again. we will not repeat the mistakes we made in the past by having a different set of rules for wall street and main street, making sure we continue to hemorrhage these tax cuts for the super wealthy. they are holding hostage the middle class tax cut because they say we won't continue the middle class tax cut unless you give the tax cut for
tells me i will not get a very simple answer. if your ticket is elected, who will pay more in taxes? who will pay less in taxes? >> middle-class will pay less and people making a million dollars or more will begin to contribute slightly more. the continuation of the bush tax cuts, we are arguing the bush tax cuts for the wealthy should be allowed to expire. $800 billion of that goes to people making a million dollars. we see no justification for those -- they are patriotic americans, they are not suggesting the tax cut. 120,000 families will get an additional $500 billion in tax relief in the next 10 years. their income is an average of $8 million. we want to extend the middle class tax cuts permanently. these guys will not allow us to. we say, let's have a vote. they are holding hostage the middle class tax cut to the super wealthy. all the studies point out will get another $250,000 a year to those 120,000 families and raise taxes for families who are middle income with a child by to $2000 a year. this is unconscionable. there is no need for this. the middle class got knocked on their
had to act for the middle class. we rescued general motors. we made sure that we cut taxes for the middle class. and in addition to that -- when that occurred, what did romney do? he said, no, let the detroit go bankrupt. we helped people refinance their homes. governor romney said, no, let foreclosures hit the bottom. it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. my friend, recently in a speech for washington said 30% of the american people are takers. these people are my mom and dad, the people i grew up with, my neighbors. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in federal income tax. they are elderly people living on social security, veterans and people fighting in afghanistan right now who are, quote, not paying any tacks. i have had it up to hear with that notion of 47%. it's about time to take responsibility. instead of signing pledges to grover norquist, not to ask the wealthiest amongitous contribute to bring back the middle class, they should be signing a pledge to t
made sure that we cut taxes for the middle class, and in addition to that, when that occurred, what did romney do? romney said no, let detroit go bankrupt. we moved in and helped people refinance their loans. governor romney says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility of their lives. my friend said 30% are takers. these people are my mom and dad, my neighbors. they pay more tax than governor romney pays. they are elderly people who in fact are living off of social security. there are veterans who are not quote not paying taxes. i've had it up to here with this notion -- instead of signing pledges not to ask the wealthiest among us to contribute to bring back the middle class, they should be signing a pledge saying to the middle class, we're going to level the playing field. we're going to give you a fair shot again. we are going to not repeat the mistakes we made in the past by having a different set of rules for wall street and main street. making sure that we continue to hemorrhage these tax cuts for the super wealthy. they're pushing the continuation of a tax
on taxes, the economy, foreign policy, if you like. share portions of the debate with those in your community. you are welcome to do that on c- span.org and book for our debate held. tomorrow, the candidates are on the campaign trail. vice president biden with joe biden will be in wisconsin at 2:45 eastern time. paul ryan will be with mitt romney in lancaster, ohio, at 5:40 p.m. both of them will be airing on c-span. right now, it is time for us to play, in its entirety, tonight's presidential visit vice- presidential debate in kentucky. -- tonight's vice presidential debate in kentucky. i am martha raddatz. i am honored to moderate this debate between the two men who have dedicated much of their lives to public service. it is divided between domestic and foreign policy issues. i will move back and forth between foreign and domestic. we will have nine different segments. at the beginning of each segment, i will ask both candidates a question and they will each have two minutes to answer. i will encourage discussion between the candidate with follow-up question. it has been determine
. they more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal tax. they are veterans and people fighting in afghanistan right now who are quote not paying any taxes. it's about time they take some responsibility here. and instead of signing pledges to grove norquist not to ask the wealthy among u.s. to tribute to bring back the middle class, they need to say we are not going to repeat the mistakes we had in the past making sure we continue to hemorrhage these tax cuts for the super wealthy. they are pushing the continuation of a tax cut that will give an additional $500 billion n tax cuts to 120,000 families and they are holding hostage the middle class tax cut because they say we won't continue that tax cut unless you continue the tax cut for the super wealthy. >> mr. ryan. >> ryan: you know what the unemployment rate in scranton is today? >> biden: i sure do. >> ryan: it was 8.5% when you came in. >> biden: look that's not how it is going. it is going down -- >> two-minute answer please. >> ryan: did they come in and inherit a tough situation? absolutely.
for the middle class and we went out and rescue general motors. we went ahead and make sure we cut taxes for the middle class and when that occurred, what did romney do? he said no, let's them go bankrupt. we helped finance homes and he said no. it should not be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are not willing to take responsibility for their lives. my friend said recently 37% of the american people are takers. these people are my mom and dad, the people i grew up with, my neighbors. they've paid more effective income tax. they are elderly people and veterans and people fighting in afghanistan right now who are not paying any taxes. i have had it up to here with this notion that 47% -- is about time they take some responsibility here. instead of signing pledges to grover norquist not to ask the wealthiest among us not to bring back the middle class, they should be signing upa pledge say we will level the playing field and give you a fair shot, we will not repeat the mistakes were made in the past by having a different set of rules for wall street and main street.
i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground. lower tax rates increase growth. >> now you're jack kennedy? >> the interruptions, the facial expressions, and the facts. we're going to have the high lights, the low lights, the arguments and a fact check as well on the candidates' claims. it's friday october 12th. "starting point" comes to you live from danville, kentucky. >>> good morning, welcome everybody. you're watching "starting point." we're coming to you live this morning from center college here in danville, kentucky. things last night right here were pretty heated between the vice presidential candidates, no one had a bad night. nobody was too polite. instead joe biden, paul ryan, simply let it fly and when it was over the american people scored it a draw. cnn/orc poll of debate watchers showed that 48% felt that paul ryan won. 44% said that the vice president joe biden won. of course that would be a statistical tie when you calculate in the margin of error. we begin with cnn's dana bash with some of the highlights of the night. good morning. >> good mor
ahead and cut taxes for the middle class, and in addition to that, when that occurred, what did romney do? he said, no, let detroit go bankrupt. we moved in and helped people refinance their homes. governor omney said, no, let foreclosures hit the bottom. it's not surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. my friend in washington said 30% of the american people are takers. these people are my mom and dad, the people i grew up with, my neighbors. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in the federal income tax. they are elderly people who, in fact, live off of social security. there are veterans and people fighting in afghanistan right now, quote, not paying any taxes. i had it up to here with the notion that 47% -- it's about time they take some responsibility here, and instead of signing pledges to grover norquist not to ask the wealthiest among us to bring back the middle class, they should sign a pledge saying to the middle class we'll level the playing field giving you a fair shot again. we are
at the busy week that was. >> there aren't enough rich people and small businesses to tax to pay for all their spending. >> with all due respect, that is a bunch of malarkey. >> what words came out are not what i meant. >> wow, here's old moderate mitt. >> with more assets, more resources, we could have and should have saved the life of ambassador stevens. >> is it true that you voted to cut the funding for embassy security? >> absolutely. >> politics ruled this week that was, but the vp showdown, that took the cake. of course, sprinkled with a few zingers. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> zing. >> lower tax rates increase growth. >> oh, now you're jack kennedy. >> zing. >> this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal -- >> what does that mean, a bunch of stuff? >> it means -- >> zing. >> as for that first debate. >> i think it is fair to say, i was too polite. >> not an issue with these guys. >> turped into this sparring and it was very, very personal. >> personal and partisan. >> you have to be kidd
immediately rescued general motors. we made sure we cut taxes for the middle class and in addition to that, and when that occurred, what did romney do? romney said, no, let detroit go bankrupt. we helped people refinance their homes. governor romney said, no, let foreclosures hit the bottom. it shouldn't be surprising for a guy that says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. my friend recently said 30% of the american people are takers. these people are, my mom and dad, the people i grew up with, my neighbors. they pay more taxes than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. they are elderly who are living off of soecial security. they are veterans. i've had it up to here with this notion that 47% -- it's about time they take some responsibility here. and instead of signing pledging to grover nord quist not to ask the wealthiest to contribute to bring back the middle class, they should say to the middle class, we're going to level the playing field. we're going to give you a fair shot again. we are going to not repeat the mistakes we ma
construction workers back to work. why? it would have been an increase in taxes, not for most people, but for those who make a million dollars or more. making the investments in education, making the investments in research, and we make those investments together and build a future. that is what it will take over the long run to build a stronger future here in western massachusetts, all across the commonwealth, and all across the country. >> thank you. before i start, i want to thank the mayor for your endorsement and support. thank you both for coming. this is actually about jobs and economy. the whole race is about that. we held one of our first jobs fares here because we want to connect people with jobs. when you put a title on a bill in washington that says jobs bill, you have to read the bill. those bills in particular were rejected in a bipartisan manner, and that means democrats and republicans recognize that by taking for under $50 billion in taxes out of the private sector and giving it to washington to increase government spending, that is not the answer. the best answer is
policies on taxes and energy and our regulatory regime, at those are the things making it more expensive. makes it difficult for them to invest and create jobs. it is not just manufacturing. you see that across the entire business community. >> is that it? fix those policy issues, and whatever else is happening in america will be extended again? >> this is a bright spot. we should recognize that and embrace it. this is an opportunity for us to leave and emerge from the session. -- the recession we have been fighting our way through for five years. we can reestablish this economy as the leading economy in the world. there was a lot of attention paid to the numbers last week. the important point is 7.8% is good if it comes down. we have to look at the bigger number which is much higher. that is the more troubling number. i note some have been out for 27 -- almost 5 million americans have been out of work for 27 weeks. they have become much more difficult to import. -- employ. we have a mismatch. if we're going to look at numbers, the way to fix this is not focusing on employment. it is foc
. and the administration's mixed messages. then there are the gaffes. >> how they can justify raising taxes in the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> reporter: they may give ryan fodder, analyst note the vice president performs better when the speaking time is limited. >> in debates; particularly, against sarah palin four years ago he was disciplined. i don't think -- i think the republicans will be unwise to count on a biden gaffe. >> reporter: fox learned that the vice president was all over the place in his first debate prep session. that's why david axelrod and other top obama aides took over the debate prep. bottom line, a little rusty after four years of not debating. i'm told by the top democrats he did at least six intensive debate prep sessions. they are confident he is ready tonight, bret. >> bret: okay, ed. thank you. the presidential candidates are taking something of a backseat to their running mate today. and getting ready for their own rematch next week. chief political correspondent carl cameron has that story. >> hello, miami! [ applause ] >> president a rayed suppor --
, plant closings, layoffs, outsourcing, income tax returns, cayman islands in the bermudas. they took a baseball bat and beat romney's brains and in the six or seven swing states and that is why his numbers are upside down and that is why he has had so many problems until now. why they did that i don't know. i've been asking that question since june and i just think it was a huge miscalculation and the romney campaign family intervention that politico reported the other day basically tried to introduce him. this is what they should've done and the intervention that was reported was that mrs. romney and tad romney the oldest son of mitt romney went to his father and said you have to change things. is that the essence of of the? >> yeah and the family have wanted to take the charlie cook approach and alluded to the fact that their big bad from the beginning, the stuart steven sperry, the chief strategist very in the campaign was that all you had to be was not obama and that turned out to be wrong. you see it in the different channels they are doing now. no, you have to be yourself and n
being unwilling to take responsibility. 82% of them pay their payroll taxes and other taxes and at an effective rate higher than romney pays his taxes. over 10% of them are senior citizens on social security. the rest are disabled vets and veterans and military personnel fighting now. that's the 47%. the 47%, this nation depends on to build this country. folks, it's about time governor romney takes some responsibility. [ cheers and applause ] take some responsibility to help the american people, the middle class. instead of lining up to sign a pledge to a guy named grover in order kwis. >> ezra, i have to say for me one of my favorite moments in the debate was with him pointing out the effective rate romney pays compared to what other people in the real world pay. i'm not sure how many people jumped on that a as their favorite moment but. >> you and me, lawrence. >> but biden is finding more effective ways of isolating that romney tax return 14% number. >> it wasn't just that. biden i thought actually figured out what obama didn't figure out a week before which is how to dea
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